The Adler Athletic Complex is the center of student activities at Penn State Altoona. The Department of Recreation hires approximately 75 students per semester to help with aquatic, recreational, intramural, and varsity sport programming.

The Department of Recreation accepts employment applications from any Penn State Altoona Student for the employee positions. However, due to budgetary constraints, work-study students are given first consideration for open positions within the department. Hiring decisions are made one semester in advance if possible. Unexpected openings are filled as they arise. Hiring decisions are made by the Recreational Sports Administration and Varsity Athletic Administration.

For information regarding Federal Work Study, visit the Student Aid web page.

For additional information in regards to Work Study opportunities within the Adler Athletic Complex please contact John Carey, Director of Recreation and Facilities, at 814-949-5468 or jrc235@psu.edu.

There are a great many Adler Athletic Complex employment opportunities available to Penn State Altoona students. Some of the positions currently filled by students each semester include, but are not limited to:

  • Adler Athletic Complex Supervisors*
  • Fitness Area Attendants*
  • Front Desk Attendants*
  • Intramural Officials*
  • Varsity Sport Event Staff*
  • Lifeguards*
  • Intramural Event Assistants*